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No, Algeria (Probably) Isn’t Buying Stealth Planes From Russia

For all the drama of its de facto cancelation then restart and for all the talk of exports, the Su-57 program remains under-funded and under-developed.

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Algerian law requires that any new aircraft the military imports be flight-tested in Algeria.

  • David Axe
  • The National Interest

“The Russians would never let their customers from abroad do something like weapons-testing in Russia,” Cooper explained.

“This is something they [the Russians] must always do at home.”

Rumors circulated in late December 2019 that Algeria had inked a contract with Russia to become the first export customer of the…

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